(ECNS) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden on Wednesday was strategic, historic, and provides stewardship.
At the invitation of President Joe Biden, President Xi Jinping traveled to San Francisco for a China-U.S. summit meeting and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting.
Wang Yi, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, told the media that the two presidents had a very good, comprehensive and in-depth meeting at the Filoli Estate.
The minister said it is a strategic meeting. “President Biden invited President Xi Jinping for a standalone meeting, making it different from the bilateral meetings on the sidelines of APEC. The U.S. side pointed out in particular that this is a summit meeting between China and the United States, ” he said.
“Given the unique arrangements of the meeting, the attention from the international community as well as China and the United States, and the importance of the meeting itself, this is indeed a summit meeting of strategic significance and far-reaching impact,” he commented.
Wang pointed out that it is also a historic meeting. He said that it is held at a time when the China-U.S. relationship is at a critical stage, and the international community needs a stable China-U.S. relationship now more than ever.
“This is another visit to the United States by President Xi Jinping after a hiatus of six years and another face-to-face meeting between them one year after their last one. The meeting builds on the tradition of China-U.S. summitry and has value for our times,” Wang said.
“It continues the many years of friendly interactions between President Xi Jinping and President Biden. It will stand as a milestone in the history of China-U.S. relations and a major event in international relations,” he commented.
Wang stressed that it is a meeting that provides stewardship. He said that the meeting lasted four hours and used simultaneous interpretation, and the two presidents had an in-depth exchange of views face to face.
“They offered views guiding the most pronounced issues confronting China-U.S. relations, including adopting a correct perception of each other, properly managing differences, and advancing dialogue and cooperation,” Wang said.
“They had all-round discussions on addressing the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Ukraine crisis, climate change, artificial intelligence and other global challenges. They further discussed the right way for the two major countries to get along with each other and further identified the joint responsibilities of China and the United States as major countries,” he added.
“Together, they embraced a future-oriented San Francisco vision, and pointed the way and drawn a blueprint for the sound, steady and sustained growth of China-U.S. relations,” Wang said.